Friday, April 29, 2016

Cover Reveal for Death of an Assassin by Ian Hiatt

Hi all

Author Ian Hiatt is busy working on release info for his first novel, Death of an Assassin, which will be out June 16th of this year, so he'll be guest blogging closer to that time.  

In the meantime, I am including the description and the cover reveal of his new book here, along with info on the author, so you can check out more upcoming details and news directly from him.

So, without further ado, here is the cover of Ian Hiatt's new book, Death of an Assassin.


How cool is that? And if you think the cover is awesome, the description will hook you even more. This one's definitely going on my To Read list:


Technically, Layla hasn't killed anyone. Ask the witnesses. It was a misstep here, a trip-and-fall there—accidents happen.

And Layla is paid very well to ensure that they do.

Her mother once traced their lineage back to ancient times. Go flip throughThe Odyssey. Some great-great-great grandmother is in there beckoning sailors to rocky deaths. For eons her kind has made it their business to bring hapless men to quick and messy ends. Layla can't help it that Saint Roch City has job listings for someone who can cause blameless death. You go where the work is.

When the most difficult hit of her career goes sideways, Layla finds out that what she's been told about her own history may not be so accurate. And there is no forgiveness in the business of assassinations. When you're paid to kill someone, there better be a dead body.

Either the mark's—or yours.

If you would like to learn more info about Ian Hiatt and follow his journey to publication, or if you would like to know where you can find his book, you can check out his bio, where I've included information on where else he can be found on the Internets:


Ian Hiatt is the crazy guy who lives on your block. You know the one that all the neighborhood kids point at and whisper about. He’s cleverly hidden himself by marrying an incredibly tolerant woman and finding himself an adorable dog. This is the best disguise for living in New England. The villagers have not yet run him out of his castle.

When he’s not scrawling delusional words about mythical-filled cities or dinosaurs, he’s busy tapping out code for websites and software. If he’s kept away from writing implements, he treks aimlessly through forests hiking trails, across abandoned beaches, and wandering the shelves bookstores. These three things don’t overlap except for that one time, and that was a really weird day.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Upcoming Stuff

Hi all

Just checking in for a bit to let you know what's happening.

First, I'm still on track with my goals, although this month has been incredibly busy. Seeing as though I've had little time to write, I only managed to get in 10 words. But, it's a story! And, I did something I said I wouldn't do. I submitted it to a contest. For anyone who's interested in what the 10-word story contest could possibly be, check it out here. There's still time to submit your own 10-word masterpieces, and if you win, you could have a chance to take a free writing course at Gotham Writers Workshop:

Second, after years of being away, I'll be attending the 2016 Spring New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference. I'm excited to finally be going back to this. In past years, I've opted to go to Book Expo America instead - thus all the books I've been reviewing here - but I feel I need to get back to the writer conferences for some inspiration. I'm doing an abridged version this year. It's a 3-day conference, but I'll only be attending 2. I opted not to have any of my work professionally critiqued, mainly because I made the decision to put away all my old writing for this year. Also, none of my new writing is ready to be professionally critiqued.

Finally, this Friday, I'll have a guest on my blog - author Ian Hiatt - who will be revealing the cover of his first novel and will have some words to say about it. It's always exciting to hear about first novel news!

That's all I got for now. Thanks for listening.